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Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Free

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians not administer the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine during the coming flu season given the vaccine's poor performance in recent years.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Tenofovir Alafenamide for Treatment of Hepatitis B Virus

TAF has comparable efficacy to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate but has more-favorable effects on renal and bone markers.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

ID Cartoon Caption Contest #2 Winner — and a New Contest for the Holidays Free

Dr. Paul Sax reveals the winning entry of this past summer's cartoon caption contest and introduces a third contest.

Guideline Watch

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis

An update from 2008 guidelines

New Guideline for Prevention and Management of Acute Diarrhea

Recommendations include those on preventing traveler's diarrhea, which patients often ask about.

Discontinuation of Airborne Infection Isolation for Tuberculosis

Two American public health societies provide recommendations on the use of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) to assess patients for pulmonary tuberculosis.